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Conservation For All

On June 18, people gathered at Sehmel Homestead Park for a Walk & Talk focused on celebrating the diversity of human and more-than-human communities during Pride Month. Leading the Walk & Talk was GPC’s VISTA Education Coordinator Jaime Webb and GPC board member Dana Coggon. Dana Coggon is the current Executive Director of Pierce Conservation…

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Bird Songs That Tell a Conservation Story

Last month, Great Peninsula Conservancy was awarded a $25,000 grant from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative. The award will facilitate a collaboration with GPC, Daniel Froehlich (Ornithologistics), Dr. Alison Styring and graduate student Kayleigh Kueffner (The Evergreen State College), and Northwest Natural Resource Group. The collaboration will address an important…

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Taking a “Lichen” to Mosses & Lichens

On April 29, thirty people showed up in the Banner Forest Heritage Park’s parking lot at the head of the trails for an exciting morning spent examining the forest floor for mosses and lichens. Leading the Moss & Lichen Walk & Talk was GPC’s own 2020 Volunteer of the Year, John Foltz. John is an…

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Protected lands in bloom

The cherry trees have finished dropping their petals, but many other flowers are just getting started! You can find all sorts of native species on GPC preserves that are just beginning to blossom – so enjoy the springtime and get outside to see some! At GPC’s Klingel-Bryan-Beard Wetland Wildlife Refuge near Belfair, we’re finding willow…

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The Hansville Greenway Expansion is Officially Open!

It was the culmination of a lot of hard work. Last Saturday, the ribbon was officially cut at the new Hansville Greenway Expansion, marking the ceremonial opening of this land to the public. Close to 100 community members from Hansville and all across the peninsula showed up to celebrate this happy moment, and the incredible…

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Hansville Greenway and the Secret Lives of Birds

GPC’s second Walk & Talk of the year was a birding expedition out at Hansville Greenway with field ornithologist Dan Froehlich. Dan is an expert bird handler and tour guide with a passion for educating people about the magnificence of birds. Before the ten excited birders got started on an early morning hike, ornithologist Dan…

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The best strategies for environmentally conscious forest management

Every year, more than 100,000 people visit the beautiful Ueland Tree Farm, just outside of Bremerton. Hiking on the trails here can take you to some of the most gorgeous viewpoints on the whole peninsula, along with the magical secret that is Dickerson Falls. Although this property is timberland, and the trees on this land…

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Planting for the future at Klingel-Bryan-Beard

There’s a new forest being made down at the Klingel-Bryan-Beard Wildlife Refuge. This beautiful preserve, which sits on Hood Canal near the Union River estuary, has been the site of a major restoration project. With at least 225 volunteers contributing, this just might be the largest volunteer effort that Great Peninsula Conservancy has ever organized!…

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Sounds of a Salmon Stream

In the fall of 2020, local audio recordist and musician Alan F. Jones waded into the cold waters of Curley Creek with a microphone in hand and the goal of capturing the “acoustic fingerprint” of a Kitsap salmon stream. The resulting recording is intimate and specific; a soundscape with all the nuance of a landscape…

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